Ontario Nominee Program

Ontario is Canada’s one of the most popular destination for immigration. Ontario has a friendly immigration policy to attain permanent residency status in Canada. Ontario immigrant nominee program is to regulate the inflow of immigrants in the form of skilled immigrants and international students to deal with the labour shortage and strengthen the state economy. Being the capital province of Canada it’s immigrant’s first choice. OINP is an immigration program in which employers apply to select skilled immigrants and send them job offer to fill the gap of skilled professionals. Ontario has foremost important urban areas like Toronto and Ottawa.

WhatsApp Image 2019-11-28 at 3.15.04 AM

There are several pathways for immigration to Canada by Ontario in 2019 and among the most popular stream is Federal Express Entry Program. Here first we talk about Ontario Express Entry:

Ontario Express Entry

Human Capital Priorities Stream

It is the most prominent one among all streams for skilled workers who are hoping to live and work in Ontario. This system demands applicants must have an Express Entry Profile with Comprehensive Ranking Scores of minimum 400 with the willingness to settle in Ontario. Candidates must have work experience in Occupation on a National Occupation Classification level 0, A and B. Must have sufficient education and immigrants must obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). Candidates must attain CLB 7 in all factors like speaking, listening, writing and reading. Here below factors are graded as Express Entry profile will be scored according to your credentials such as age, education, skills, language abilities, etc.

Factors Points
Education and experience factors 500
Spouse or common-law partner factors N/A
Subtotal 500
Transferability factors 100
Additional points (job offer ornomination) 600
Grand total 1,200

And if the cadidate has a spouse or a common law partner

Factors Points
Education and experience factors 460
Spouse or common-law partner factors 40
Subtotal 500
Transferability factors 100
Additional points (job offer or nomination) 600
Grand total 1,200

Ontario PNP processing time to assess applications is 60 to 90 days although it can vary from case to case which depends on the clear application. 

French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream

French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream is under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for French-speaking skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. To be eligible under this stream applicant must have a valid profile in IRCC’s Express Entry system and receive Notification of Interest from Ontario which is a pathway to permanent residence. Applicant must have to apply online through the OINP e-filing portal with an application fee of $1500 with all the supporting documents.

General Category; Employer Category

Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream

Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream is for the candidates who have a permanent full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B for the international candidates and the people already working must have greater wage than the current with the two consecutive years of experience with the intention to settle in Ontario. It is for the candidates who live outside Canada or if working in Canada but must be outside Ontario.

International Student Category

International Students with a job offer stream is for the candidates who have completed Canadian educational credential and who have a job offer from an Ontario employer with NOC 0, A or B. Eligibility requirements are mentioned below:

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province No
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency No minimum
Level of Education Post-secondary 2 years
Work Experience No minimum
Investment Requirement None

Applicant must have the intention to reside and work in Ontario by showing the ties to the Province. Applications are served on first come first-served basis. 

International Students Masters Graduate Stream

International Students Masters Graduate Stream which gives international graduates with an Ontario master’s degree the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario and the applicant must have a degree from an eligible university in Ontario with CLB 7 or higher.

International Students PhD Graduate Stream

International Students PhD Graduate Stream in which eligible PhD graduates do not need a job offer to apply and the applicant must be residing in Ontario atleast 12 of the 24 months before the application submission date with the sufficient funds with strong ties to Ontario. 

Business Category

Entrepreneur Stream

Entrepreneur Stream a stream under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program which is for the entrepreneurs outside of Canada willing to start a new business or buying an existing business in the province of Ontario to become the permanent resident in Ontario. First of all the candidate register an Expression of Interest by submitting an online application then attend a mandatory in-person interview at the OINP office in Toronto and if the application is successful, the applicant can sign a performance agreement. Then temporary work permits support letter so that applicant apply to IRCC for temporary work. Applicant has 20 months to implement a business plan and submit a final report to establish business and if the business meets all the requirements with all the documentation nomination for permanent residence is granted.

Corporate Stream

Corporate Stream in which international companies looking to expand into Ontario or buy an existing business in the province.